Range().Delete not working when I run macro from a different workbook


New Member
May 29, 2018
I have a main workbook that I open that has code in it. when I run the code on that workbook it copies some data, opens a template workbook, pastes the data into the template workbook, runs a macro that is in the template workbook, and saves the template workbook with a new name and closes it.

In the macro that is written in the template workbook I have it delete unneeded cells using the following code:

If rownum > 24 Then

    rownum = rownum + 1
    rowm = rowm - 2
    Sheet1.Range(Cells(rownum, 1), Cells(rowm, 26)).Delete Shift:=xlUp
ElseIf rownum < 24 Or rownum = 24 Then

    rowm = rowm - 1
    Sheet1.Range(Cells(26, 1), Cells(rowm, 26)).Delete Shift:=xlUp

End If
When I run the code directly from the template workbook it works, but when this macro is called from the main workbook the unwanted cells are not deleted. I want the cells to delete when the macro is called from my main workbook. Any help would be great, Thanks!

Nine Zero

Well-known Member
Mar 10, 2016
you need to reference that other workbook as well so maybe like this
Dim OtherWorkbook as Workbook

set OtherWorkbook = OpenFile("C://")
OtherWorkbook.Sheet1.Range... blah blah blah


New Member
May 29, 2018
The template workbook is already the active workbook when the code is run to delete the cells.

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